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95 Tahoe with later model 17" wheels

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by GMW468, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. GMW468

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    Hey guys I've got a quick question:

    I have a 95 Tahoe. It's my daily driver with only 67,000 original miles. I got it from the original owner with super low miles because he had MS and struggled to get into the truck so he rarely drove it.

    A good buddy of mine has an 09 Suburban with 17" wheels with 265/70/17 tires. He bought and installed a lift kit and then also went with a set of aftermarket wheels and tires.

    He offered me his 17" wheels and tires for free. The wheels are in good shape and the tires are at about 50%. Obviously I'm going to get a brand new set of tires installed before mounting them onto my truck. I already confirmed that the bolt pattern for our trucks is the same. What I'm curious about is has anyone installed a set of later model 17" wheels on a stock height early Tahoe without any fitment issues??

    My truck is my daily driver and I just don't have any plans to lift it. But I also don't want to spend the cash on a brand new set of tires only to have fitment issues.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Wheels should fit with no issues. Depending on how big tires you buy might matter. Fit them as they are and see how it looks. I think you can go to about 32" x 11" x rim size without any issues. But check that and don't quote me on it.
     
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    your biggest problem with that rim and tire combo is width and offset. i dont remember the dimensions of my aftermarket rims on my 97 but its 17" with the same tire size. with my width and offset if i hit a large dip too hard too fast the tire can come in contact with the fender. wouldn't worry tho as that took practically dukes of hazard suspension travel to accomplish.
     
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    Your 95 should have had 16x7 wheels with a 31mm offset. The 09 wheels should be 17x7.5 with the same 31mm offset. This will mean they extend back towards the frame an additional 1/2”.

    I would grab them and bolt them on. See if they look like they will rub anything.
     
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    agree, bolt them on as is with current tires to see the fitment. should be fine with stock size
     
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    EDIT: sorry I see now in your sig its a 4wd. Bolt pattern should be fine.
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    Just stating what may be obvious to some.... If your Tahoe is 2wd it probably has 5 lug wheels, which wouldn't fit. If its 4wd then the bolt pattern should fit fine.
     
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    That's my game plan. I'm picking them up on Friday after work. I was just checking out tire prices and was curious anyone had any experience bolting them on with the stock size of 265/70/17. My Tahoe has a brand new set of 245/75/16's and they're not that much smaller. It looks like I'll have plenty of clearance.

    I'll bolt them on Saturday and go for a ride and if there's no interference, I'll pick up some new tires.
     

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